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Ricky Thornton Jr. Tops IMCA Action at Canyon

By canyon | 18 April 2011 | Featured News | | 0 Comments   

Kevin Montgomery, PEORIA, Ariz. (April 16th, 2011) – Ricky Thornton Jr. Picked up his first IMCA Modified feature win of the year by topping Saturday night’s 25-lap main event at Canyon Speedway.

Thornton, the 2010 Total Seal Late Model Champion, was able to out duel the 2010 IMCA Modified Champion, Tim Ward, in the final laps of the feature after driving from his 16th starting position.

Ward, who came from ninth to take the point from third place finisher, Mark Stewart, fell prey to Thornton on a restart as the two drivers battled side by side for several laps before Thornton was able to secure the win making for the fourth different winner of the 2011 Championship season.

Jeff Stafford was able to pick up the win in the 20-lap Pure Stock feature while George Fronsman took honors in the Super Stock feature.

Joe Vlasity was victorious in Bomber Mania with Mike Williams topping a stellar field of Dwarf Cars.

Full Results:

Thornton will return to Canyon Speedway this Saturday night for some Easter fun and high power Super Late Model action.  The Total Seal Late Model Series will join the IMCA Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Bombers for Canyon Speedway’s Easter Eggstravaganza.  The Easter fun and racing thrills begin when general admission tickets go on sale at 5pm for only $15 for adults, Senior and Military $13 and children 12 under are always free. Racing will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

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Canyon Speedway Park is located in North Peoria off Lake Pleasant Parkway, then 1.3 miles West on Carefree Highway.  For more information please, contact the track at 602-258-RACE(7223) or additional information regarding Canyon Speedway Park can be found at

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